Burmese migrant families left off fireworks outside their home as they celebrate Tazaungdaing festival in Mae Sot, Thailand on November 7, 2022. Thailand's western district of Mae Sot is home to hundreds of factories relying on cheap and readily available migrant labour. Many of the Burmese migrant workers and refugees living along the Thai side of the border are unable to return home safely due to the ongoing conflict in Myanmar.

First Place

Jack Taylor

Jack Taylor (b. 1990) is a British independent photojournalist based in Bangkok working as a regular stringer with Agence France Presse. Since completing a course in photojournalism at the London College of Communication Jack has worked on assignment for various publications on stories around the world. Between 2016 and 2019 he worked with Getty Images News as a contract photographer covering features and breaking news across Europe. Assignments included coverage of the final months of the Calais refugee camp in France 2016 and the Catalonian independence movement in 2017. Since moving to Thailand in 2019 Jack has worked frequently with The Telegraph’s Global Health and Development team on stories across the Asia Pacific region. His work includes coverage of the 2019 measles outbreak in Samoa; the dumping of toxic waste into the Citarum river in Indonesia and attacks on christians by vigilante groups in India. Jack has also contributed as a writer to the Telegraph newspaper covering COVID-19’s effect on the economy as well as the 2020 Thai protests.

[ DAILY LIFE ] A single photograph, candid and un-posed, that reflects the human experience, celebrates life, or chronicles a cultural trend. Respect for the dignity of the person is important. Each participant is allowed to enter up to 10 images. The images must be taken in 2022.

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